On July 8, 2014 at 3:40 p.m., the Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a lawful search warrant at 2822 Thomas Street, Apartment B. Through surveillance and undercover drug buys, detectives identified this location as a street level drug distribution center. Upon entry, several subjects fled the area but were captured and detained.
After the residence was secured and occupants detained, detectives conducted a systematic search of the residence. Detectives located marijuana, cocaine hcl, cocaine base, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Detectives also located drug paraphernalia for packaging, weighing and manufacturing illegal drugs for street distribution. In addition, 40-caliber and 45-caliber ammunition were located inside the residence.
Detectives arrested the following subject:
1. Brian Patterson (d.o.b. 03/08/1995 of Fort Myers): Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
2. Reginald Bush (d.o.b. 10/29/1995 of Fort Myers): Possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
3. Makeba Gary (d.o.b. 11/28/1969 of Fort Myers): Possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell to wit; oxycodone, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell to wit; hydrocodone, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“There is great significance every time we arrest a convicted felon in possession of guns and/or ammunition,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Victor Medico.
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